Serendipity, synchronicity, or what?
Today in The One Year Bible…
Then they came near to him and said, �We will build sheepfolds here for our livestock, and cities for our little ones, but we will take up arms, ready to go before the people of Israel, until we have brought them to their place. And our little ones shall live in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land. We will not return to our homes until each of the people of Israel has gained his inheritance. For we will not inherit with them on the other side of the Jordan and beyond, because our inheritance has come to us on this side of the Jordan to the east.�
And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, �Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.� And Simon answered, �Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.� And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, �Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.� For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, �Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.� And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him.
And then this, over at Terry Storch’s blog…
52 Leadership Tips- #18
GO, move, get off your rump!
To lead you have to take risks; you must take on the challenge; you have to look at what others are doing, and do something different. Leaders GO; they move; they get off their rumps!
A great thing to remember is something that I heard a long time ago. It is very difficult to turn a car that is sitting still, but a car that is moving turn�s easily.
GO, move, get off your rump. Great things can happen when you are moving, when you are going. If you sit still, being conservative, waiting on others, you will end up on the fast track to nowhere (Ferris Buller reference). A great example of this is what happened to me today. Over 2 months ago I had a great idea of a website and a cool tool for Fellowship Church. Well, I did not GO, and today I got an email from a buddy of mine of a site that is doing exactly what I was going to do. I did not act, I did not GO…someone else did.
In closing, there is no room for leaders to sit on their hands, no room for leaders being lazy. GO, move, get off your rump, great things can and will happen.